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sulfamethoxazole (smz) with phenazopyridine-oral, Azo-Gantanol (cont.)

PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, liver disease, stomach/intestinal disorders, glaucoma, any allergies (especially to sulfa-drugs). Because this medication may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun, avoid prolonged sun exposure, wear protective clothing and use a sunscreen when outdoors. This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if this medication appears in breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take including: blood pressure medicine, antidepressants, other antibiotics, oral PABA. This drug may interfere with the effectiveness of birth control pills. Discuss using other methods of birth control with your doctor. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headache, and drowsiness.

NOTES: This combination medication may be used only for the first few days of treatment to reduce the symptoms. Therapy may be continued with an antibiotic alone. Be sure to follow your doctors instructions carefully.

MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

STORAGE: Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light. Do not store in the bathroom.


Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005



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